The 10 Best Things to Do in Ixtapa, Guerrero

Double your Mexican Riviera pleasure in the resort playground of Ixtapa and its quaint neighbor Zihuatanejo. The region offers a profusion of fishing charters, watersports and scuba diving sites. Ixtapa boasts high-end golf courses and lighted tennis courts. Horses are available for beach rides in Playa La Ropa and Playa Linda. Sun worshippers will find beaches that are packed with activity as well as isolated tropical oases. To really get away from it all, visit the fishing settlement of Barra de Patosi.

1. Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Islands
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2212 reviews

Ixtapa Island (Isla Ixtapa)

Since its development in 1970, this island has become a man-made paradise and wildlife reserve.

Reviewed By Lynne A - San Francisco, California, United StatesSan Francisco, California, United States

Fun day in the sun.

We kayaked around half the island and snorkeled in the bay. The water was a bit cloudy but there were tropical fish of various sizes. The bird Life was amazing and the deer and the rabbits that frequent behind the restaurants were darling. Bathrooms were

2. Playa el Palmar

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

Playa el Palmar

This former coconut and mango plantation is now the best beach in Ixtapa.

Reviewed By Dbeach48 - Westerly, Rhode IslandWesterly, Rhode Island

Excellente.

One of the Best beaches in the world.Long walking beach from the cliffs at one end to the rock jetty at the other end.Hotels and restaurants on the beach.big crowds during Easter and Christmas Holidays.It was a bit cloudy yesterday and we were the only co

3. Playa Linda

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 672 reviews

Playa Linda

Beach with a family atmosphere featuring a cycling/inline skating path along the marina.

Reviewed By Lynne A - San Francisco, California, United StatesSan Francisco, California, United States

What a great eco park

We bike through the whole park to the beach. Great accessibility to see the crocodiles, iguanas and various large birds, like spoonbills and egrets building their nests. Unfortunately some locals do not understand the consequences of throwing their trash

4. Ciclopista de Ixtapa

Blvd. Playa Linda, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Biking Trails
Excellent
73%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Ciclopista de Ixtapa

Reviewed By MKMapman - Milton Keynes, United KingdomMilton Keynes, United Kingdom

Well maintained cycle path

Ixtapa's cyclopista is a dedicated red-asphalt that runs from the marina to the Grand Azul (strictly I think it's called the Hotel Azul Ixtapa Grand Suites) for Playa Linda with a side loop through an eco-park. It's also possible to take a short cut from

5. Delfiniti

Boulevard Ixtapa s/n | Lote Anexo 6 B, Zona Hotelera, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta 40880, Mexico Water & Amusement Parks, Water Parks
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 507 reviews

Delfiniti

Reviewed By Dbeach48 - Westerly, Rhode IslandWesterly, Rhode Island

Excellente.Another safe adventure.

Wife enjoyed about 30 minutes in the deep pool with 2 Dolphins in 2015.She wore a life vest.Rings must be removed to not cut the very friendly Dolphins.She pet them,hugged and even kissed them.She like shook hands with the fin.She posed in between each on

6. Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site

La Chole, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Museums, Natural History Museums
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site

Reviewed By Quest258690

La Soledad de Maciel and Xihuacan ruinsZihua Eco Tours

We had an excelent tour with Zihua Eco Tours owned and operated by Norma Blanco. 52 755 127 [email protected] Norma was a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guideShe has been a resident of Zhuatenejo area her entire life and has much insight to

7. Playa Coral

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
Excellent
69%
Good
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Playa Coral

Reviewed By IvanP955 - Dearborn, MichiganDearborn, Michigan

Great for more than one day.

We went to playa Coral and had lots of fun. We took the boat for MX$50 per person and paid one of the restaurants for food and drinks so we could use their palapa or big umbrella. Prices were very reasonable. Playa coral was amazing for snorkeling. We pai

8. Playa Quieta

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Playa Quieta

Located six miles from Ixtapa, this is touted as the best swimming area in the region featuring snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing.

Reviewed By AlexT7801 - LimaLima

Name sums it up!

We visited most of the Ixtapa/Zihutanejo beaches and all had some rough surf and or overcrowding. Playa Quieta is different because mose of the property fronting the beach is taked by Club Med. That means that there are very few hawkers and or informal ea

9. Ixtapa Island Escape

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Islands
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Ixtapa Island Escape

Reviewed By mambo4 - Montreal, CanadaMontreal, Canada

Go on your own

Take a city bus to Playa Linda. Walk to the water taxis and you are there.150 pesos return. Cross the island on foot in 3 minutes and you can snorkle walk the beach or swim. Fish come right up to you A great way to spend a few hours. remember tables and c

10. Playa Vista Hermosa

Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Mexico Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Playa Vista Hermosa

One of several calm beaches perfect for children.

Reviewed By SEGMN - San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego, California

Heaven on a beach!

The #1 beach in Ixtapa, hands down!! It is private at Las Brisas Hotel. The sand was light in color and so soft and sugary. The water was reminiscent of the turquoise Caribbean waters. The waves were perfectly crashing and flowing up the beach. It was lov

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